For years, businesspeople, clergy, military and government personnel have been designing PowerPoint presentations to look like those they've seen before. Not based on any understanding of how audiences process
visual information, and without the knowledge of just how much information people can
absorb and comprehend per unit time.
The result is a current level of "acceptability" in presentation design quality that leaves little room for true knowledge transfer.
Worse, most organizations believe that computer-based presentation software is so easy to use that it doesn't warrant the expense of training people to know how to use it.
Unfortunately, good software alone does not make for good presentation design.
In fact, quite the opposite! There are strict rules to designing presentations you must follow, and innumerable pitfalls that will sap the strength of even superb speakers, ruining an otherwise well-delivered show.
And while many business people have taken courses in public speaking or presentation skills, presentation skills training alone will not get your message across to your audience if your presentations look like most business presentations today - overworked and under-designed.
As computer-based presentation design has become more the norm, audiences are being
overwhelmed with productions that seem to use every feature and font that the presenter can find.
You may think your presentation is great and the audience is with you as they politely nod their heads and smile, but beware: the emperor believed that only a "fool" couldn't see his beautiful new clothes!
Few corporate audience members are willing to stand up and declare that they can't see anything they understand in your presentation.
But if you couldn't follow the last slide show you sat through, much less
stay awake, ask yourself if your own presentation designs probably couldn't use a little help, too.
In this course, you will learn a "paint-by-numbers" approach to proper presentation design, and save your next audience from the new corporate syndrome, "Death by PowerPoint".
The curriculum for this course is based on Doug Jefferys' Presentation design bible,
"...And Your Point Is? - How to Stop Killing your Clients with PowerPoint Poisoning".
But the material for the class comes from you - your presentations, which we review, deconstruct and then revise to conform to the rules of proper presentation design that you will learn in the workshop.
So you go home with not only a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of presentation design, but also a professionally designed "template" from which to build your future, successful presentations.
You will learn in
less than one day what pioneering presentation design experts have discovered over two decades. You will learn to design slides that keep the presenter and the audience on the same page every step of the way. You don't need to be a graphic artist to create dazzling on-screen results. Just tackle the tips and techniques you'll take home from here, and be the
hero of your next show!